GoFundMe account for George Floyd's family raises more than $8 million
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A GoFundMe fundraiser set up for the family of George Floyd, the black man who died in Minneapolis police custody last week, has raised more than five times its $1.5 million goal.

The online fundraiser, started to cover the cost of a memorial service for Floyd, raised more than $8.9 million as of Tuesday morning, just five days after it was set up by his brother, Philonise Floyd. 

The fundraiser has collected donations from more than 338,000 donors. 


All funds raised will be collected by the Floyd family and controlled and governed at Philonise Floyd’s discretion, according to the description on the page. 

The fundraiser has been shared on social media, including by some celebrities such as Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

On Monday, the Floyd family also received an offer from former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather to cover the costs of George Floyd’s funeral services. The Floyd family accepted Mayweather’s offer, a representative for the boxer told ESPN.

George Floyd’s death has sparked protests over police brutality across the country. He died last week after an officer knelt on his neck for several minutes as Floyd pleaded for air. 

The officer, Derek Chauvin, was fired and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Three other officers were fired but not charged.